VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Vancouver, Washington, woman has developed a sturdy, pocket-sized resource guide filled with survival tips and helpful phone numbers for the newly homeless.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports (http://bit.ly/2wvV0L9 ) Lois Smith organized a team of volunteers to crowdsource ideas for the newly unsheltered. She says nearly all of the tips came from people who are or used to be homeless.
The survival tips range from how to deal with the elements while living outdoors to advice on getting a job while homeless. It also includes the city’s camping ordinance and outlines what is legal and what is not. On the back is a list of phone numbers to service providers and housing help.
Another important feature is the material it is printed on: a waterproof and tear-proof plastic.